Stephanie Williams, the Acting head of UNSMIL, commended today what she called the ‘‘courageous’’ decision by internationally recognized Libya Prime Minister Faiez Serraj, to announce his intention to hand over power to a new executive authority by the end of October.
Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of Libya’s internationally-recognised government, has said he wants to quit by the end of October and hand over power to a new executive authority as efforts to find a political solution to the country’s years-long conflict gather pace.
A recent spat of protests in western Libya and infighting within Tripoli’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) has put pressure on Libyan Prime Minister Fayez-al Sarraj, who is expected to announce his resignation this week and assume a caretaker role over government functions, according to a Bloomberg report Tuesday.
Fayez Sarraj, the head of Libya’s Government of National Accord is planning to announce his resignation, the Bloomberg news agency reported, citing informed officials.
The Head Libya’s Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj, Speaker of the House of Representatives Aqila Saleh and warlord Khalifa Haftar will hold a meeting next Thursday in France’s capital Paris, Intelligence Online website has revealed.
Several people protested in Tripoli against the decisions made by the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj, including the appointment of a former Gaddafi revolutionary guard member, Mohammed Bayo, as Head of Libya’s Media Institution.
The head of Libya’s internationally recognised government has appointed a new defence minister and army chief after days of protests against poor public services and living conditions in the country.
Libya’s government in Tripoli on Thursday warned it would use force against militia gunmen who broke up peaceful protests by firing at crowds the day before.
Some observers have called Libya’s recent ceasefire agreement the most promising opportunity for peace since warlord Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive to capture Tripoli in April 2019.
The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj has announced forming an operations room for security and stability of Tripoli and other cities in coordination with different security and military apparatuses.